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Moyyi                   of Rajacheruvu Valasa, aged 45 years,

knows           these ornaments        dress because In her childhood

these were prevalent.   But          women of the present generation

do aot know anything about them.

At present these women Imitate the poorer women of the

plains IE dress and ornaments.   They wear a cheap handloom

with a blouse, but rarely underclothing.   A few fashionable

wear bodices.   Bet their number Is limited.

Some Gadaba women decorate their foreheads with kum

and Its modern variants like the women of the plains, but a

Glimber of women have not adopted this Hindu practice.

Gfess bangles, rolled         ear-rings, chains and rings have come

into general vogue.